Re: HTML: hypertext or hypermedia?

Thomas A. Fine (
Tue, 8 Dec 92 00:12:10 -0500

Date: Tue, 8 Dec 92 00:12:10 -0500
From: Thomas A. Fine <>
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Subject: Re: HTML: hypertext or hypermedia?

>Some folks have expressed an interest in putting graphics
>and such _inside_ an HTML document.
>Other folks just want references from the SGML to
>external data. (even if it's presented as if it
>were part of the flow of text).
>I'm leaning toward the latter scenario. Inside
>the HTML stream, you get SGML character stuff. No
>graphics -- not even base64 encoded stuff.
>The graphics stuff goes in another node. (or you
>_could_ use the MIME multipart mechanism to glue
>them together, but I don't see that as a very popular
>choice. Even if you did that, it would not impact
>the HTML spec.)

Makes sense to me, assuming the answers to the next two questions are
(or could be in the future) both yes.  Does display postscript have
hypertext capabilities (yet :-), and is display postscript a recognized
MIME content type?